May 27, 2023
Our Common Heritage
Venue:The Old Courthouse, Shap, Main Street
Shap, CA10 3NL
‘Our Common Heritage’ Exhibition presented by Westmorland Dales. Inspired by oral histories of commoners and representatives of the farming community in Westmorland at The Old Courthouse, Shap, CA10 3NL
27th May – 18th June.
Opening times vary – visit website
The gallery display will include information and photographs documenting the history of the common and the breeds of livestock running on the commons plus a selection of farming bygones.
It will also illustrate how the rights to graze livestock on the commons has for years formed an integral part in the running of the small family farms adjacent to the fell and how this is now changing. Visitors will have the opportunity to listen to recordings that were made.